The Stableblock at Sandhurst Farm Forge is Open for Bookings!

Sandhurst Farm Forge is home to our family of artists. An Artist Blacksmith, a Potter, a Textile Artist and a Woodturner/Sculptor. It is also the ideal place for a short weekend break for 2 or a holiday for you and your partner, in our newly refurbished self-catering accomodation. The Stableblock is a self-contained ground floor unit set in a secluded and naturally socially distanced location on the Mid Kent Downs behind the villages of Newnham and Doddington midway between Sittingbourne and Faversham. The Mid Kent Downs is an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a peaceful rural area only 1 hour away from London.

In the 1960s, The Stableblock was a tractor shed on a fruit farm. It has undergone many changes since then. It was used as stabling during the 1970s and was subsequently converted into Bed and Breakfast accommodation with two en-suite bathrooms. We have now given the building a new lease of life. With a new roof and extensive internal re-configuration, it provides extremely comfortable self-catering accommodation. image

The Forge and Studio are open for sales as always, showing a variety of work from the whole family.

 The whole family is taking part in "The Doddington Art and Craft Show" to be held in Doddington Village Hall over the weekend of July 27th and 28th 11am-4pm. Also over the weekend there will be a silent auction, of artworks donated by the participating artists. Proceeds from the Auction will be going to raise funds towards the Repairs to the Doddington Church Tower.The successful bidders will be anounced on Sunday pm.

 Will Dickinson and Kate Dickinson are both taking part in the  Rochester Art Fair in October.  Kate with her Woven Textiles, upstairs in the beautiful Rochetser Corn Exchange. Will with his sculptural Wood and turned pieces downstairs in the entrance hall. We will also have a couple of collaborative pieces upstairs, somewhat chunky but raw textiles and wood.  ............

Why not combine a stay in The Stableblock with a creative experience? A Visit to Faversham, an invigorating walk, or simply just relax! Don't just think about it - contact us to find out more.